*Warning: Spoilers ahead*
In the Bachelorette world, there are always heroes and villains. Last night’s episode solidified Luke P. as the villain of Hannah Brown’s season, but it also named a hero. Now Bachelorette fans are calling for this contestant to be named the next Bachelor.
So which of Brown’s suitors is already the Bachelor favorite? Drumroll, please…it’s Mike. Not only has his warm personality shown from the beginning, but in episode three he was vulnerable and honest in a way few contestants have been before.
It all started after the rather, um, creative baby preparation group date Mike and a handful of the other guys went on. During the outing, they had the unfortunate experience of enduring a simulated labor, got quizzed on female anatomy and were shown how to care for babies, complete with fake breastfeeding tutorials and all. Following the excursion, the guys and Brown gathered for a cocktail party. It was there that Mike pulled Brown aside and told her he found the day’s events to be triggering because his ex-partner experienced a miscarriage in her second-trimester and he didn’t feel he emotionally supported her through the loss enough. He cried openly and told Brown he only hopes it made him a better man. His compassion for his partner’s loss and vulnerability is refreshing. Juxtaposed against Cam’s poor-me play at a “pity rose,” he emerged as even more of a stand-up guy.